Category: At the mic
Sonic Foundry is currently in the middle of whirlwind US tour that I believe bodes well for both online learning and blended events (which in turn bode well for Mediasite and Sonic Foundry Event Services).
When you're a hammer, every problem is a nail. And now that I live-eat-n-breathe Mediasite 24/7, it's hard not to see applications for webcasting at every turn.
Here's the first of two webinars coming up on June 25.
Octavio Heredia from Arizona State University will present "Growth Amidst the Drought: Using Webcasting to Increase Enrollment in Challenging Economic Times." As always, this webinar is free and delivered via Mediasite. Simply register before the event at www.sonicfoundry.com/register.
Most universities are presently facing state budget cuts, enrollment caps, new application limits and other restrictions due to the economic landscape.
Here at EduComm 09, we're having all sorts of cool conversations with current customers and those that might become customers. It's a great atmosphere.
It's interesting how the questions are much more refined. People are very specific about what they are seeking and what they need out of a lecture capture solution.
I was reminded recently of a huge challenge continuing to brew in the background as we busy ourselves with the economic crisis - the retiring workforce.
Check out the lead in to this article, The Dark Side of the Retirement Bubble by Stephen Xavier over at Chief Learning Officer. (Unless noted, the other quotes are from the same article.)